Russia says US trying to meddle in Iran

The United States, which has voiced support for the anti-government protests that have swept Iran over the past week, called a Security Council emergency session.

5 January 2018 | 18:13

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 5 January 2018 | 18:13

Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. (AFP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A Russian deputy foreign minister said the upcoming U.N. Security Council session on Iran is an attempt by the United States to violate Iran's sovereignty. 

Sergei Ryabkov made the comments Friday, several hours before the session is to convene.

The United States, which has voiced support for the anti-government protests that have swept Iran over the past week, called for the emergency session.

Ryabkov says "the United States continues to pursue a policy of open and implicit interference in the internal affairs of other states — doing it unabashedly, openly, under the slogan of caring for democracy and human rights, directly infringing on the sovereignty of other states,"

His comments were carried by the Interfax news agency. 


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